Case Design - Signal Testing
We wanted to supply everyone with some additional details on all of the ways we've tried to address signal issues with the case design. Currently there are some backers that are making unfounded comments to the effect that we haven't explored ways to address signal issues and just wanted to release w/o testing different designs. This isn't the case. We also tried to study other case designs to learn what issues they ran into in hopes to design a better case.
Attached are a variety of concepts that we looked at in addressing signal issues. This includes, but is not limited to;
1. Different material testing, ABS
2. Drilling holes in the case
3. Different taping methods
4. Different foam integration
5. Cutting the case
Only one of these seems to have any effect on the signal, which is #5. Currently we believe Element has a patent on creating a bridge made out of a different material.